Our Mission

It is our mission as a global consultancy to give our clients the systems, processes, tools and resources to engage experienced, enthusiastic volunteer leaders in the practice of Transformative Volunteerism.

“When human beings have new experiences, new synaptic pathways begin to forge in our brains. We become alert to new ideas and we can be guided to new understandings and different behavior. Transformative Volunteering intentionally introduces us to those behavior-changing experiences, empowering us to become smarter leaders, better employees, and people who make decisions based on empathy and compassion.”

Angela Parker, CEO, Realized Worth.

Team

Angela Parker, Co-founder, CEO
Chris Jarvis, Co-founder, Executive Director, RW Institute
Dan Frid, CFO
Dave Spindler, Director of Business Development
Emir Okyayli, Data Analyst
Irem Tunc, Director of Finance & Administration
Jessica Jenkins, Project Manager
Julie Henwood, Executive Coordinator
Kelly Lynch, Brand & Content Specialist
Kristen Guttilla, Project Manager
Angela Parker, Co-founder, CEO

Angela Parker co-founded Realized Worth in 2008 with her partner, Chris Jarvis. Angela’s work focuses on the practical application of transformative learning theory in corporate settings.

Prior to founding Realized Worth, Angela started and sold a cleaning business, lived and worked in marginalized communities, and led teams on Katrina relief efforts after the hurricane of 2005.

Angela’s background is in communications, entrepreneurship, and nonprofits focused on at-risk youth. Angela earned her MBA from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain and is the President of the Board for Renewal in the Wilderness.

Chris Jarvis, Co-founder, Executive Director, RW Institute

Chris Jarvis co-founded Realized Worth in 2008 with his partner, Angela Parker. Chris’s research and presentations focus on corporate citizenship as a powerful mechanism to address the critical social and environmental issues facing our global society.

Chris’s work and thought leadership are all geared toward helping practitioners – engaged clients or not – strategically grow and scale their employee volunteer programs.

Chris became Executive Director of the RW Institute in 2017, and is a founding member of IMPACT 2030.

Dan Frid, CFO

Dan Frid serves as CFO for RW. In this capacity, he oversees all aspects of finance, accounting, and support services.

Dan has held senior financial and operational leadership roles in a number of organizations, most recently as the Senior Vice President and Managing Director for ABM Solutions, an IT and Technical Services firm in Nova Scotia, Canada.

He has an MBA from Saint Mary’s University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Dave Spindler, Director of Business Development

Dave joined Realized Worth in January 2019 to lead our Business Development and sales strategy efforts. He brings with him experience in consulting, product development, and sales in the technology sector.

Dave graduated with an MA in Sustainable Development from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, where he wrote his thesis on wildlife ecology and the re-wilding of the Scottish Highlands. He is also a seasoned wilderness guide, with a strong passion for nature and the outdoors.

A visual artist and musician, Dave is a passionate and enthusiastic individual who believes in community engagement, social impact and sustainability.

Emir Okyayli, Data Analyst

Emir joined the team in January 2017, and brings with him a background in mechanical engineering, with a specialization in energy management and energy efficiency systems. Emir also spent several years teaching high school and university students in Istanbul, Turkey.

Besides being a master of detail and data management, Emir is passionate about learning, and cares deeply about helping others and giving back.

He believes in standing up for human rights and in protecting society’s most vulnerable populations in whatever way we can. He is proud to work for Realized Worth, and believes our mission is noble and meaningful.

Irem Tunc, Director of Finance & Administration

Irem joined Realized Worth in January 2018, and manages the finance and administrative duties for Realized Worth. She brings several years of experience having worked for both large corporations and small businesses.

Along with her passion for working with numbers, she enjoys spending her free time volunteering. Positively impacting lives and helping to better her community is her main goal in life. She fosters homeless animals, has supported the resettlement of refugees, volunteers at local food banks, and often volunteers with Habitat for Humanity.

Irem is proud to be part of the Realized Worth team, and to work with a company whose mission matches her own.

Jessica Jenkins, Project Manager

Jessica joined Realized Worth in 2018 as a Project Manager. Jessica’s background is in research, consulting, project management and program development.

Jessica’s degree in Sociology inspires her passion for social impact which she now pursues in her work.

Jessica also loves to travel as a way to experience and learn about communities around the world.

Julie Henwood, Executive Coordinator
Julie Henwood Executive Coordinator

Julie came on board with Realized Worth in 2019.  She is a senior administrator who has worked in this field for over ten years.  She was able to gain experience in many different industries which include IT, Engineering, and not-for-profit organizations.

Her role as Executive Coordinator provides administrative support to the Executive Director, as well as the rest of the RW team members.  

Graduating from Saint Marys University, in Halifax, NS, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in Psychology, she is now in a field that combines her passion for people and business.

Kelly Lynch, Brand & Content Specialist

Kelly has been with Realized Worth since 2015 and leads project management, as well as all things branding and content. Kelly brings several years of experience in corporate communications, community relations and volunteer management to her role, and specializes in project and program management.

Kelly is an artist, and pursues art to explore social issues related to feminism and mental health.

Kristen Guttilla, Project Manager
Kristen Guttilla Project Manager

Kristen joined Realized Worth in 2019 as a Project Manager. She brings several years of experience to the team, having a background in account management, technology development, and organizational operations.

Kristen pursues her passion for people and connection by volunteering and advocating for at-risk youth, education, and homelessness in New York City.

She is a proud member of the Realized Worth team and is excited to be working with a company whose mission matches her personal values.

The RW Institute

RW Institute (RWI) is a think tank out to solve unsolvable problems facing corporate community investment. The RWI vision is to create a powerful movement of volunteers working in communities across the world to address our most intractable problems.

Realized Worth co-founder Chris Jarvis started RWI so we can ask and answer questions bigger than any one company, organization, or issue. In the long-term, RWI is coupling its efforts with promotion of policy change to support current corporate citizenship practices and remove barriers that exist in various legislative frameworks. Learn more about RWI and its initiatives.  

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